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on. >> default, get it over with. >> we came up celebrating great britain. but next, a new book at how britain played a crucial role in the american civil war. stay with us. we'll have that with more "morning joe." ♪♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ look at that car, well, it goes fast ♪ ♪ givin' my dad a heart attack ♪ [ friend ] that is so awesome. ♪ i love my car [ engine revving ] [ male announcer ] that first chevy, yea, it gets under your skin. ♪ >>> 40 past the hour. welcome back to "morning joe." joining us, award-winning historian and internationally best-selling author, amanda foreman. she's out now with a new book, "a world on fire." britain's crucial role in the american civil war. i love the back story. what a woman. today's woman. it took her ten years to write this book? >> ten years. she had five kids along the way. >> that's busy. >> that's impressive. >> to say the least. >> got in the book a tad bit. >> tell us about the book that has an amazing cast of characters. >> 197 characters, mostly men. system of the women are so great that they stand out. my favorite is th
think the murdoch empire and great britain is coming down. if it leaps the atlantic to the united states, it's really big trouble. and i feel sorry for murdoch going up against the parliamentary committee because it's going to be very, very tough on him. i don't know if he had anything to do with it. but this is aucwfully high up, joe. it's reached to murdoch's son and the prime minister's office in great britain. this is going to metastasize. >> you hear all of the talk in the press about the murdoches, the murdoches, the murdoches. they don't run the company by themselves. there is a board. and at some point, they're going to tell the murdochs this type of dynasty did not work in egypt. it's not going to work in news corp. you're going to have to step down. and i suspect that you're going to see -- i agree with pat. i don't see how the murdoch family survives this. i don't see how the sons take over the empire. this keeps exploding oochlgt. >> -- exploding. >> a couple of things, the brand has been damaged irreparably already, whatever comes across the states here and the department of
.s. special forces found osama bin laden hiding inside pakistan. >>> after 168 years as britain's top selling paper, the last edition of news around the world came out. allegations its staffers hacked into the phones of celebrities. rupert murdoch was seen reading the last ed igts. told 200 people laid off they can apply for jobs elsewhere in the company. a report from london, straight ahead. >>> britain's prince william and his wife catherine are heading home after their whirlwind tour of california and canada. the royal newkne newlyweds left an inpregs. prince william hailed the troops that he called the front lines of a remarkable relationship between the u.s. and britain. >>> a nasa space shuttle is now docked with the international space station for the final time. the "atlantis" is delivering supplies and spare parts. it will return to earth in two weeks marking the end of nasa's shuttle program. >>> all right. it is oppressive. it is unrelenting, and it is getting downright unsafe out there. i'm talking about the heat, of course, in many areas. they are or will be under heat advisories
the greater transparency and the stronger governance we need in britain's policing. let me turn to the specific questions i have been asked in recent days. first, it has been suggested that my chief of staff was behaving wrongly when he didn't take up the commissioneruate's offer to be briefed on police investigations. i have said repeatedly about the police investigation they should pursue the evidence where ever it leads and arrest exactly who they wish. that is exactly what they have done. number ten is the exchange between my chief of staff and john yates. the reply to the police made clear it would not be appropriate to give me or my staff any privileged briefing. the reply that he sent -- the reply that he sent was cleared in advance by my permanent secretary jeremy hayward. just imagine mr. speaker if they had done the opposite. if they had asked for receiving privileged information, even if there is no intention to use it. there would have been justified outrage. to risk any perception that number ten was seeking to influence a police investigation in any way would have
, but another newspaper is wondering if this is britain's watergate scandal. a scandal in which the facts slowly emerged and a few pursued by journalists. a scandal involving one of the world's most powerful men. as the scandal that brought down one of his best-selling newspapers threatens to damage more of his media empire, rupert murdoch is flying into the u.k. some suggest james murdoch could face prosecution. yesterday two top former employees were arrested. an editor once serving as the prime minister's communication director and a reporter who served prison time back in 2007 when victims included celebrities and members of the royal family. the claim, the people's privacy was invaded, their cell phone voice mails listened to, described as phone hacking. britain's prime minister says no stone will be left unturned. >> these people could have had the phones hacked into in order to generate stories for a newspaper, it is simply disgusting. >> reporter: among the 4,000 potential phone-hacking victims whose names or numbers have now been turned over to the police, families of murder victims, te
thank you and good-bye from britain's best-selling tabloid, the latest fallout from the phone hacking scandal on "morning joe." somewhere in america, there's a doctor who can peer into the future. there's a nurse who can access in an instant every patient's past. and because the whole hospital's working together, there's a family who can breathe easy, right now. somewhere in america, we've already answered some of the nation's toughest healthcare questions. and the over 60,000 people of siemens are ready to do it again. siemens. answers. >>> 47 past the hour. after weeks of controversy, resignations and arrests, britain's "news of the world" published its last issue on sunday. it comes as its rooival, "the mirror," claims today that a new york police officer asked for voice mails of 9/11 victims. stephanie gosk reports on the "news of the world's" demise and its final day. >> with the ink barely dry on the final edition of news of the world, 80-year-old media baron rupert murdoch traveled to the uk to do damage control. on display, his unqualified support of melissa brooks. smiles for
, there might be a lot of fire. >> they responded this morning to great britain. they responded by obviously the closure of the -- >> yeah, obviously. >> they responded. >> but now the times. >> they responded in great britain too. i think their fear -- and i think it's a legitimate fear, growing, increasing fear with each and every passing day does jump the pond. does this come here? >> does this come to america? >> yeah. >> they put out a statement this morning that was very unnews corp. like saying they're concerned about the allegations of gordon brown and they're pursuing him and that's the game. so there's no -- these are outrageous, outlandish. >> "new york times" says the murdoch family is in a bunker according to one person close to the company. >> wow. >> hunker down. >> so that's the next question. i'm sure it's out on the websites. wanting to investigate american companyings. >> "new york post," fox news. >> yeah. >> sure they're -- yeah. >> let's get to sports. >> all right. let's do a little sports, shall we? no baseball last night. it's the all-star break, but they did have th
's marrying, one of britain's most popular rugby players, mike tindle. take a good look, there he is brawling, beefy rugby player and hopefully we have a close-up somewhere, because one of his regrets is he never managed to have yorts donnics. >> that's one of his biggest regrets. >> i don't know if we have a close-up. you don't hear that often. he regrets that. >> there they're getting married this afternoon. although a private sceremony because they're miss and mr., there are going to be many public figures there, william and kate, prince harry, beatrice, eugenie, the queen. that's the royal britain nia where the dinner was held and a grand party, you can see them all there. i heard an excellent commentary, william and kate, though such a focus, will be very demure and let this royal couple have their moment. >> they are still considered a royal couple here, a private affair, but has she lived much of a public life? >> she's still prin's ann, the princess's royal daughter. she is known as an equestrian but they are choosing to live a more private life and cameras will not be in the ceremony
on the part of his enemies to tear down the entire murdock empire in britain and the united states. this is going to go a long way. >> did he give them the rope to do that? >> i don't know if he did. somebody did a lot of things wrong. evil was done, but there are people who seize upon those acts who have other agendas and other games. >> willie, it's expanding fast. 4,000 people hacked. >> it's a matter of time before the investigation here starts. senator rockefeller is going to look into it. he's going to look under a lot of stones that may cause scurrying here in the states. >> no doubt. >>> new democratic fund raising numbers released. it's one of the top stories. also ahead, we are going to talk with dr. brzezinski and governor john. bill. >>> yesterday was the hottest day of the summer in many locations. as a whole, the hottest day. it was 102 in st. louis yesterday. 97 in d.c. roll lie hit 100. some of the cooler air is working its way in. it's less humid. it's not going to be that chilly, just less humid. the exceptions from oklahoma city to dallas, memphis to atlanta thro
in britain. >> i think she looks fine. >>> have you ever gained weight on vacation? eight pounds in two weeks. yeah. look at that. i eat stuff like this. on vacation i have no rules. number one worst vacation spot for your waistline coming up next. mine was earned over the south pacific in 1943. vietnam, 1967. i got mine in iraq, 2003. u.s.a.a. auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation, because it offers a superior level of protection and because u.s.a.a.'s commitment to serve the military, veterans, and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. u.s.a.a. we know what it means to serve. [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the jetta, awarded a top safety pick by the iihs. that's the power of german engineering. hurry in and lease the jetta s for just $179 a month. ♪ visit vwdealer.com today. >>> good news, bad news for the staff of rupert murdoch's newspaper. they have new jobs in siberia. 200 positions are av
-year-old tom daley from britain taking the first dive in the new $442 million aquatic center. he recently qualified for his second olympics. london is expected to welcome more than 10,000 athlete frs 200-plus countries, and they'll bring along 10,000 coaches and officials, 20,000 media personnel, and countless visitors. >>> oh, no! boy, is that a large gaffe. >> well, that one hurt. the big lea san diego padre orlando hudson made a little league error last night. he forgot how many outs there were. hudson came over to catch a pop-up hit by ryan roberts, then throws the ball into the stands. nice gesture, but there's just one problem. it was only the second out in the inning. hudson immediately tried to get the ball back, but it was too late. the umpire awarded the base runner on third a walk home, and the diamondbacks went up 4-0 and eventually won the game 6-1. oops. >> he's kicking himself. >>> 5:20. a nationals executive is apologizing this morning for a mental error of a different sort. doug harris, the director of player development for the nats, came under fire after he com
credibility issues with the maid but have not dropped the case. >>> this sunday, britain's most read tabloid is printing its final edition. rupert murdoch's "news of the world" is shutting down amid claims it hacked into the voice mails of various people including celebrities, politicians, and terror victims. >>> and san francisco police have arrested a suspect who was caught on surveillance video moments after they say he stole a pablo picasso sketch from an art galley. they say the new jersey man walked into the gallery, just took the sketch off the wall and walked out. and how much is it worth? anderson, the picasso piece is valued at around $200,000. >> wow. that's amazing, just walked in and took it. >>> coming up, did they get any closer to a deficit reduction plan? >>> also, willie nelson's pot case takes an unexpected turn landing the judge on the ridiculous. another good thing about geico is, they've got, like, real live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person will be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to view photos of th
with the maid but have not dropped the case. this sunday britain's most-read tabloid is printing its final edition. rupert murdoch's "news of the world" is shutting down amid claims it hacked into the voice mails of of of various people including celebrities, politicians and terror victims. and san francisco police have arrested a suspect who was caught on surveillance video moments after they say he stole a pablo picasso sketch from an art gallery. they say the new jersey man walked into the gallery, just took the sketch off the wall and walked out. and how much is it worth? anderson? the picasso piece is valued at around $200,000. >> wow. that's amazing. just walked in and took it. crazy. still ahead, raw politics. did today's white house meeting move democrats and republicans any closer to a deficit reductions deal or are they bluffing about the lines in the stand they've drawn? we'll have the latest ahead. also willie nelson's texas pot case takes an unexpected turn, landing the judge on ridiculist. [ male announcer ] introducing the ultimate business phone -- t the motorola expert fro
have revealed credibility issues with the maid but have not dropped the case. >>> this sunday, britain's most-read tabloid is printing its final edition. rupert murdoch's "news of the world" is shutting down amid claims it hacked into the voice mails of various people including celebrities, politicians, and terror victims. >>> and san francisco police have arrested a suspect who was caught on surveillance video moments after they say he stole a pablo py picacsso stech from an art gallery. they say he walked into the gallery, took the sketch off the wall. the piece is valued at around $200,000. >> that's amazing just walked in and took it. >>> this is a cautionary tale. story lines pretty simple, a bride, a groom and a zip line. newlyweds wanted to make a memorable entrance at their wedding reception. you can see where this was going. it was very memorable all right. take a look. >> starts off okay with the bride out in front. the dress is the only problem at first. then the groom picks up speed. and ouch. looks -- yeah. looks like someone did not pay attention to physics class, mass an
will it be, as far as i know. the scandal unfolding in great britain right now is interesting. it is upsetting to the extent that people had their personal voice mails listened to end in some cases the leaded. that is over the top. on the other hand, i have to say that a lot of the outrage seems politically motivated. virtually everyone in the press is liberal and they hate him because he is conservative. he is also resented for taking over a lot of companies. i would say that the violations of privacy that apparently took place, as a libertarian i am upset by that, pale in comparison to the ones that take place every day conducted by the u.s. government. who can look into your e-mail, telephone conversations, checking accounts, and no one says anything about it because it is done under the federal rubric of the war on terror. the rest of us sit by and allow it. we should not. if you are offended by what happens in great britain, you ought to be every bit or more offended by your government, which you are paying for, against your will in some cases, is doing the same thing. ho
america and britain is this, that the tightness of the establishment in britain is just -- it's just such a different thing. i lived and worked in london for a number of years and people here can't really get their head around what a small incestuous world it is. a much smaller world where a small city runs, media, all went to one of two colleges and everybody knows each other. in this case, the complicity of the establishment, the political establishment, the journalistic establishment, the law enforcement establishment, hoe they are all in one way or another were in on this is in some ways the bigger story than murdoch himself. it was the culture that created this entire environment. >> exactly. >> chuck, another "time" article. "conspiracy of two." >> we got the wrong guy. >> oh, it's cantor now. >> actually, he's on the other side. >> exactly. so let's talk about what's going on on capitol hill. they're back and forth. we've been saying here, republicans need to step forward with a deal. at the same time, the democrats haven't put a budget together. this is a mess. how does it ge
, the lovely julia roberts. apparently something so bad it's being banned in britain. supermodel emme joins me when we come right back. an accident doesn't have to slow you down. with better car replacement available only with liberty mutual auto insurance, if your car's totaled, we give you the money for a car one model year newer. to learn more, visit us today. responsibility. what's your policy? [ male announcer ] get ready for the left lane. the volkswagen autobahn for all event is back. right now, get a great deal on new volkswagen models, including the jetta, awarded a top safety pick by the iihs. that's the power of german engineering. hurry in and lease the jetta s for just $179 a month. ♪ visit vwdealer.com today. yoo-hoo. hello. it's water from the drinking fountain at the mall. [ male announcer ] great tasting tap water can now come from any faucet anywhere. introducing the brita bottle with the filter inside. >>> call it video voyeurism or invasion or privacy or just plain creepy. two young bulgarian women spending the summer here in theout wants to know who has been watching the
are reportedly expanding their investigation into conduct here. the other in great britain. rupert murdoch's son is being challenged for claims he made to members of parliament. let's start there with atika shubert in london. james murdoch said, as far as he knew, the phone hacking was a single rogue reporter. but two former executives are denying that. >> reporter: that's right. this all hinges on one particular e-mail. basically, "news veof the world said this was only limited to one private investigator and one reporter but an e-mail named another reporter. this showed that it was more than just an isolated case. now, at that time, james murdoch had also authorized a payment to a phone-hacking victim for a massive amount. it was a million dollars which is very unusual. what he said in parliament he had authorized this payment thinking it was the only isolated case. now, what the former lawyer for "news of the world" and the former editor are saying that's not true. in fact, they showed him that e-mail before he authorized that payment and it's important because it may show an attempt to try a
's a fascinating story. the murdochs basically drew a line in the sand at the hearings in britain a couple days ago. there's a lot of terrible things going on, a lot of people are culpable, but we didn't know about it. they did a good job i thought. the problem with the story, it's got to stand up. if it stands up, they escape. if it doesn't, they're in big trouble. some of the executives blamed, are saying, hey, we told james murdoch, james murdoch didn't understand why they paid people off, he was new at the job, he agreed to go along with it. the legal manager and the former editor of the "news of the world," two very senior executives at news international have issued aut!ñ statement say that's not true, we actually briefed him in detail on, he knew exactly what was happening. it's not clear if that's the sort of start or trend and people are concerned and say the murdochs got it all wrong and they were lying basically to parliament, then they're in big trouble. >> with all you know and your experience, you working in the community, do the murdoch statements align with what you've heard about
don't think we have gotten to the bottom of this deal that great britain and scotland signed off on. i think the united states in a wink, signed off as well. it's a disgrace. >> it hasn't smelled right since then. he's still up and around. let's turn to sports now. i know you watched the end of the game. you were up late. >> i did. >> a wild night in atlanta. the ninth inning. a guy on third. great call from the dugout as the braves pitch out and catch mike mchenry at third. they sniff out the squeeze. extra innings. bases loaded in the 12th. in the 16th now. pittsburgh rips it down the line. look at the rookie. a nice leaping catch there. a couple pirates screaming for an end. way past their bedtime. a base hit wins it for atlanta. nice play. we are tied at three. 19th inning, folks getting a little strange. they are all the beer cups he could find at turner field. here is the play at the plate. julio tries to score. it appears he's out by five feet. he never touched the plate. >> oh, my god! >> the umpire calls him safe. safe. >> he wants to go home. >> he wanted to get back to the h
's split down the middle. in london, though, and in great britain, who reviles him? we are hearing tony blare, after he has labor meetings, gordon brown's wife had slumber parties with murdock's wife. >> hello. sleep, so to sleep, with rupert murdock. >> a great story is the institution that brought down the allegations is the guardian newspaper. they have no skin in the game and go directly to the heart of the scandal and build facts and establish the case that this was a widespread culture of hacking. the politicians were on the sidelines. police on the sidelines. the newspaper, the media is the one who could crack it open. >> the collusion between all sides is not journalism. >> what you get now is a great irony. the murdock papers have used all kinds of witch hunting techniques to go after enemies, political op opposition and celebrities. he's become a witch hunt, not to say that there is plenty of real, legitimate inquiry into the journalistic activities he is responsible for the culture and maybe some of the criminality as well. there's obviously a cover up that's been ongoing and
at great britain. absolutely anemic. and it's, again, the -- we're looking at this week, looking at today. the much bigger sprproblem is a problem we've had for years. that is, are we going to be able to keep priming the pump with lower taxes and high e spending and more wars and bigger debt? and the answer is, no. so how do you rein in all of that massive spending and that reckless fiscal policy at the same time that the economy is going down? pig noon peggy noonan? >> is that a question? >> i don't. i'll tell you, though, members of congress ought to watch that little report from simon this morning. they ought to play it at 10:00 a.m. at the republican conference meeting and then say, okay. after that, don't do something constructive, don't put forward a bill. >> and you're responsible for the consequences. >> we'll be right back. >> okay. i love that my daughter's part fish. but when she got asthma, all i could do was worry ! specialists, lots of doctors, lots of advice... and my hands were full. i couldn't sort through it all. with unitedhealthcare, it's different. we have access to g
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